Ardhanari by Parshwanath S. Upadhye
Date: 4 March 2017
Venue: Gandhi Hall, Lenasia
Tickets: R150 pp
Ardhanari is a solo performance by Sri Parshwanath S Upadhye, brought to you by SP Academy of Fine Arts in association with Sarvavidya Natyaalaya (JHB) and Aaraadhana(CPT). For the first time ever Upadhye will be perfoming in South Africa this March.
Tickets for the Johannesburg performance are available from Sarvavidya Natyaalaya
cell: 082 267 4602 | 082 491 4376
Two performances, two cities
4 March | 6:30pm | Gandhi Hall, Lenasia, Johannesburg
6 March | 7:15pm | Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone, Cape Town
Parshwanath Upadhye is the artistic director of Punyah dance company and Upadhye school of dance Bangalore. A versatile Indian classical dancer, 'Natya Mayura' ; 'Natya Keerthi' ; Arsha kalachoodamani, arihant puraskar awardee,Parshwanath Upadhye has carved out a niche for himself today as one of the most sought-after male dancers in India.
Winner of eight national awards, an empaneled artist of the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) and an 'A grade' artist of the Bangalore Doordarshan Kendra, Parshwanath's prowess in the field of dance is extensive. Parshwanath completed his Arangetram, Vidwath and Alankaar Exams under the able guidance and tutelage of Guru Shri Ravindra Sharma in the traditional Mysore style of Bharathanatyam.
He continues his learning and exploring of the art form under internationally acclaimed dancer duo, Shri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt.Sandhya Kiran alongside working with many reputed dance companies in India and abroad. He has a black belt in karate, is a state level swimmer as well as a trained carnatic vocalist and holds a Master of Arts degree in Kannada Literature from Karnataka University. Under his direction and choreography Punyah dance company's Punyah Krishna , Hara and Paartha are considered the most successful and critically acclaimed productions of recent years.